Free Press Journal
  • Shikhar Dhawan_Ajinkya Rahane

    India look to make it four from four

    Perth :  Defending Champions India are on a roll, having won all three of their cricket World Cup matches, and are favourites to make it four out of four when they take on two-times former champions West Indies in a Pool B contest on the fast, bouncy WACA wicket here.  For the West Indies, who have won two and lost two, it is a crucial game. A win will certainly put Jason

  • Lin Dan advances to second round at All England

    Birmingham : Five-time champion Lin Dan beat Wei Nan 21-14, 12-21, 21-16 to reach the last 16 of the All England Open Badminton Championships here. Playing his first match at the prestigious tournament in three years, the Chinese super star on Wednesday looked on track for a comfortable victory after the first game before dropping the second, raising concerns over his recurring knee injury, reports Xinhua.

  • Chris Gayle double ton

    Ambrose tells Windies pacers to be disciplined against India

    Perth : West Indies fast bowling icon Curtly Ambrose has called for discipline from his pace attack when they face reigning World Champions India on what is expected to be a lively pitch here. The Windies bowling coach said on Wednesday that it was important the Caribbean side’s seamers found the right lengths and resisted the temptation to bowl overly short at the Indian batsmen on the encouraging WACA strip, reports CMC.

  • Bielefeld upset Bremen 3-1 in German Cup

    Berlin :  Third division side Bielefeld flabbergasted Bremen 3-1 to eliminate the top flight team while Bayern, Wolfsburg and Monchengladbach marched into the German Cup quarterfinals. Bielefeld’s Manuel Junglas donated two goals on Wednesday to upset Bremen in the Round of 16. A moment of madness by Bremen’s defence invited Bielefeld to break the deadlock as Junglas needed no second invitation to tap in Tom Schuetz’ square pass into the open goal

  • Athletic Club to play Barcelona in King’s Cup final

    Madrid : Athletic Club Bilbao will play FC Barcelona in the King’s Cup final for the third time in six years as both sides won their respective semi-final return legs. Barcelona won 3-1 in Villarreal to claim a 6-2 aggregate win while Athletic defeated Espanyol 2-0 in Barcelona to make it through on Wednesday night, reports Xinhua. Taking a 3-1 lead from the first leg to the El Madrigal Stadium, Barcelona looked

  • BCCI tells Virat Kohli to maintain dignity of team

    Mumbai :  Finally after all the hustle and bustle regarding the controversy surrounding Virat Kohli abusing a journalist, the Indian cricket board on Thursday said that it has told Kohli “to maintain the dignity of the Indian team at all times”. The incident involved Kohli verbally abusing Hindustan Times correspondent Jasvinder Sindhu during the Indian cricket team’s practice session at Perth on Tuesday in a case of mistaken identity.  “The BCCI has

  • Jwala-Ashwini ousted from All England

    Birmingham : Top Indian women’s doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa were ousted from the second round of the $500,000 All England Open Badminton Championships at the Barclaycard Arena here. The Commonwealth Games gold medallists went down 10-21, 13-21 in 36 minutes to Chinese top seeds and World No.1 pair Tian Qing and Zhao Yunlei at the Super Series Premier event.

  • Indian women’s hockey team sets sights on Rio Olympics

    New Delhi : India will be the clear favourites as eight international women’s teams battle it out to progress along the road to the 2016 Rio Olympics this weekend when the Hockey World League (HWL) Round 2 gets underway at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here. The tournament, which takes place between March 7-15, will witness Malaysia, Russia, Poland, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Singapore, Thailand and host nation India fighting for a top-two

  • Indian women’s hockey team sets sights on Rio Olympics

    New Delhi : India will be the clear favourites as eight international women’s teams battle it out to progress along the road to the 2016 Rio Olympics this weekend when the Hockey World League (HWL) Round 2 gets underway at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here. The tournament, which takes place between March 7-15, will witness Malaysia, Russia, Poland, Ghana, Kazakhstan, Singapore, Thailand and host nation India fighting for a top-two

  • India bans Nirbhaya film, BBC advances its telecast

    New Delhi :  The much-talked about documentary, India’s Daughter, will not be telecast after all, at least not in India, where the crime against the December gang rape victim Nirbhaya was committed.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Kejriwal cult prevails, AAP will have no other face

    New Delhi :  The seeds of a personality cult were embedded in the poll campaign of the AAP with the party’s top leaders, Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, doing their mite to create a larger than life persona for Arvind Kejriwal.

  • Budget Cuts Could Boost 5 Water-Borne Diseases

    A national scheme to supply rural India with safe water is one of eight centrally-sponsored schemes that New Delhi will no longer support, threatening disease outbreaks and potentially placing lives at risk.

  • PM speech: Cong mulls privilege move

    New Delhi :  Stung by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s aggressive address in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, wherein he charged that it was the UPA that had copied the schemes of the NDA under Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and not the other way round, the Congress is looking at the possibility of moving a notice for breach of privilege against him.

  • Raghuram Rajan

    Onus on pvt sector and banks to go with flow

    RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has reduced the policy repo rate by 25 basis points. The repo rate now stands at 7.5 percent. This sudden reduction in the repo rate — twice within less than two months — may be seen in the context of lower inflationary pressures since July 2014.

  • The Bad Boys of Indian cricket

    It isn’t just the Union Budget, Kashmir or AAP rumblings which are making news. Abuse is as much in the news. The Censor Board listed 28 or (was it 32) abuses which should not be used in films. Adding to the heap of abuse this time is the Indian cricket captain, Virat Kohli, in distant Perth. He verbally abused Hindustan Times columnist Jaswinder Siddhu for an HT piece on Kohli and his

  • coal

    Key Bills get Lok Sabha nod, face Rajya Sabha test

    New Delhi :  Reflecting the position of strength enjoyed by the Modi government in the Lok Sabha, the bills replacing the two ordinances on coal mines, and the other approving the Insurance Amendment ordinance, were passed after brief debates. Now these bills face the Rajya Sabha hurdle where the ruling party is in a minority.

  • Airfare for Delhi to come down soon

    Indore : There is good news for Indore fliers. Come March 29, the biggest private airlines, Indigo, will launch a new flight for New Delhi in the evening at a reduced fare. This step will definitely break the monopoly of Jet Airways, which was charging a whopping Rs 15,000 for Delhi trip in the absence of any competitor. The fare would expect to come down to Rs 6000 to 7000 once Indigo

  • Diggy gets ‘last chance’ to record statement

    Indore : Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh may face an ex-parte order in a 19-year-old case, if he did not appear in a local court to record his statement. The court on Wednesday gave him the final chance for recording his statement in an alleged illegal confinement case of Sadhvi Ritambara.

  • MGM to install cell jammer

    Indore : To prevent cheating in exams through high-tech gadgets, the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College (MGM) administration has been planning to install cell phone jammers in the exam halls of the college.

  • Rehearsal for PM’s visit held

    Indore: In view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the city on Thursday morning, a rehearsal with convoy was held on Wednesday. It began from airport to Residency.